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Southcrest Recreation Center

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Be advised that the ActiveNet online registration system will be unavailable for maintenance Monday, September 7th from 1 PM - midnight PST. Access to this system will not be
available during this time. Customers will not be able to view activity schedule and facility availability. No enrollments or reservations can be made during the maintenance hours.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the posted maintenance, please visit the City of San Diego Park and Recreation website.

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If you need assistance, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) link at the bottom of the SDRecConnect website.

Current Special Events and Activities

Fun for one, Fun for all! Check out your local Recreation Center's Program guide for more details.

Movies in the Park

Enjoy Movies in the Park at select locations. Visit the Movies in the Park list (link) for more details!

Movies In the Park


The BookNook program is a "take a book, leave a book" gathering place at your favorite recreation center. Share your favorite literature and stories with others.


Learn to Swim Portable Pool Program

This program is conducted by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department. Group lessons are available for boys and girls ages 3 years and older who must be 3 feet tall and bathroom trained. The classes will be conducted Monday through Friday with varying class times depending upon registration. Each session provides participants with five 30-minute lessons.
Session I: July 14 to July 18, 2015
Session II: July 21 to July 25, 2015
Session III: July 28 to August 1, 2015
Registration: July 6 to July 31, 2015
Ages: 3 to 13+
Cost: $10.00 per session
Portable Pool Flier (PDF)


Free Summer Lunch will be offered to children 18 years and younger Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting July 22. Free snacks will be offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This program is offered in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District, and received an Award of Excellence from the California Parks and Recreation Society.

Youth Baseball/Softball

This baseball/softball league is for all skill levels. Teams will play other Recreation Centers in the area and have a chance to qualify for the City-Wide tournament. Registration fee includes league games, banquet and trophy. Registration fee includes league games, banquet and trophy.
Registration: May 16 to July 9, 2015
Ages: 5 to 15
Cost: $15.00
Baseball and Softball Flier (PDF)

Teen Night

Teen Night includes a variety of activities and field trips for pre – teens and teens ages 12 to 17 to keep them off the streets, and to get more involved with participating recreation center such as Southcrest Recreation Center. There will be cooking classes, art activities, PS3 and X-box games, special events, sport activities, video game trucks, padre games, and much more. Southcrest will be the place on Friday Nights to hang-out with friends in a safe environment. Best of all... It’s FREE!!!

Weight Room

Monday through Thursday 1:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Friday 1:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Ages: 12 and up
$10 per month, paid only at every first of the month. Any payments made after only valid through end of month.

Kick Boxing Class

Starts June 9, 2015
Tuesday and Thursday
Ages: 8 to 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Southcrest Teen Center/After-school Teen Program

Tutoring, tournaments, field trips and monthly special events!
Monday through Friday
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 14
Cost: Free

Ceramics Class

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 14
Cost: Free

Southcrest Recreation Center offers Ceramics Classes, Cooking Classes, Youth/Adult Soccer Leagues, Youth Flag-Football Leagues, Youth Basketball leagues, and Baseball Leagues as well as Recreational open gym Basketball.

For more information please call 619-527-3417.

History of the Center

The Southcrest Civic Club built the original building at this site, then donated it to the City of San Diego. Materials and labor were donated by local merchants, residents and labor unions. The center was dedicated in 1950.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 43rd Street exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Proceed two blocks and turn left on Newton Avenue. The center is on the left.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 11, 955.